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Crystal Ligori


Crystal Ligori is the producer and newscaster for "All Things Considered" and produces the weekly radio program "Literary Arts: The Archive Project."

Before joining OPB, Crystal worked the active rock station KUFO in Portland. In addition to her on-air role, she was the interim music director and hosted a weekly, local music show. Before moving to Portland, Crystal worked at modern music station KZZU in Spokane, Washington, and at student-run radio station KBGA in Missoula, Montana.

Crystal earned her degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Montana. While there, she earned a Society of Professional Journalists award for television feature reporting and a Hearst Journalism Award for broadcast news radio features. Crystal is also a freelance voiceover artist.

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Recent Articles

Arts | Books | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - V.S. Naipaul

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," Nobel Prize-winning author, V. S. Naipaul, shares and contextualizes selections from India: A Million Mutinies Now in this event from 1991. 

Arts | Books | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - Dangerous Love

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," Diannely Antigua, Jericho Brown, and Malcolm Tariq discuss the power of poetry and the individual experience at the 2019 Portland Book Festival.

Arts | Books | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - Elaine May

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," esteemed actor, comedian, director, playwright, and screenwriter, Elaine May, shares insights on the art of writing comedy in this talk from 1997. 

Books | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - Tommy Orange

This episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," features author Tommy Orange. He discusses his writing career and acclaimed debut novel, "There There," in an interview at the 2019 Sun Valley Writers’ Conference. 

Books | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - Elizabeth McCracken, Karl Marlantes and Daniel Jose Older

This episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," authors Karl Marlantes, Elizabeth McCracken, and Daniel José Older discuss their works in conversation at the 2019 Portland Book Festival.  

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The Archive Project - Robert Bly

This week on "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," Robert Bly --  groundbreaking poet, editor, and translator -- shares his poetry in this recording from 2006.  

Books | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - Casey Cep and Lara Prescott

This episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," features authors Casey Cep and Laura Prescott. They discuss their classic lit-inspired books with moderator Pamela Paul at the 2019 Portland Book Festival.

Arts | Books | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - Malcolm Gladwell 2019

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," bestselling author, New Yorker staffer, and renowned podcast producer, Malcolm Gladwell, discusses his latest book, "Talking to Strangers". 

Arts | Books | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - Amor Towles

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," Amor Towles discusses his celebrated second novel, "A Gentleman in Moscow," with this lecture that explores the historical inspiration for the story and setting.

Arts | Books | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - Ta-Nehisi Coates 2019

On this episode of "The Archive Project," National Book Award-winning writer Ta-Nehisi Coates discusses his debut novel, "The Water Dancer," in an onstage conversation with Renée Watson.  

Politics | Arts | Books | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - George Packer 2019

This episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," The Atlantic staff writer George Packer shares from and discusses his recent biography, "Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century."

Books | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - Margaret Atwood with Omar El Akkad

This episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," features Margaret Atwood, acclaimed novelist, poet, literary critic, and activist in conversation with award-winning journalist and novelist Omar El Akkad.

Agriculture | NW Life | News | Food | local | Environment | Recreation

How A Portland Nonprofit Brings Better Coffee To Your Cup

The Alliance for Coffee Excellence has spent 20 years helping farmers make more money for producing higher quality coffee. And they did it by putting coffee beans up for auction.

Entertainment | NW Life | Sports | Family | local | Recreation

The Pickles Have Captured Portland's Hearts (And Tattooed Their Arms)

In just four seasons, the Portland Pickles have made baseball a staple on the city's east side.

News | Politics | local

Driving While Undocumented In Oregon: A Family's Hopes For HB 2015

A bill to grant undocumented immigrants the right to an Oregon driver’s license is awaiting the Governor’s signature. For Juan Navarro's family, it represents a bit of freedom from a constant fear.

Education | News | Business | local | Sustainability | Agriculture

For Oregon Hemp Farmers, The Future Is Green

After being legalized in the 2018 Farm Bill, many are calling hemp the crop of the future. Oregon State University launched the Global Hemp Innovation Center, and farmers are also racing to discover the opportunities–and the challenges–of cashing in on Oregon’s fastest-growing crop.

History | Arts | Books | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - David Wolman & Julian Smith

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," David Wolman and Julian Smith discuss their book, "Aloha Rodeo," which spotlights Hawaiian cowboys and a hidden gem from Western America’s history.

Arts | Books | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - Literary Arts' Poets on Broadway

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," poets Shayla Lawson, Stephanie Adams-Santos and Jane Wong perform poems and discuss their work, from Literary Arts’ Poets on Broadway series.

Arts | Books | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - Joan Didion

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," Joan Didion reads from her book "Political Fictions" that focus on her experience observing and participating in the American political process.

News | Sports | local

Blazers-Warriors As Seen From The Sideline With Brooke Olzendam

For the first time in 19 years, the Portland Trail Blazers are in the Western Conference Finals. But the road to get there was rocky. Courtside reporter Brooke Olzendam explains what’s happened so far and what to expect next.